Dear Evan Hansen: The Novel

Dear Evan Hansen,

Today’s going to be an amazing day and here’s why…

When a letter that was never meant to be seen by anyone draws high school senior Evan Hansen into a family’s griefover the loss of their son, he is given the chance of a lifetime: to belong. He just has to stick to a lie he never meant to tell, that the notoriously troubled Connor Murphy was his secret best friend.

Suddenly, Evan isn’t invisible anymore—even to the girl of his dreams. And Connor Murphy’s parents, with their beautiful home on the other side of town, have taken him in like he was their own, desperate to know more about their enigmatic son from his closest friend.As Evan gets pulled deeper into their swirl of anger, regret, and confusion, he knows that what he’s doing can’t be right, but if he’s helping people, how wrong can it be?

No longer tangled in his once-incapacitating anxiety, this new Evan has a purpose. And a website. He’s confident. He’s a viral phenomenon. Every day is amazing. Until everything is in danger of unraveling and he comes face to face with his greatest obstacle: himself.

A simple lie leads to complicated truths in this big-hearted coming-of-age story of grief, authenticity and the struggle to belong in an age of instant connectivity and profound isolation.

Hardcover, 352 pages
Published on October 9, 2018 by Poppy
ISBN-10: 0316420239
ISBN-13: 9780316420235
7 Book Reviews
  • thesleepywriter
    thesleepywriterThursday, July 22, 2021 at 11:02 am55 stars
    i love the songs of the play and cant wait for the movie to come out!!!
    • thesmessywriter
      thesmessywriterSaturday, February 6, 2021 at 5:48 pm33 stars
      i never read the book but i like some of the songs
      • jj512
        jj512Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 6:00 pm55 stars
        Evan is a shy high school boy but in front of his crush he trys to be out going, but little does he know a recent suicide happened in the Murphy house. After writing fake emails between him and Conner he is trapped in his own lie. Will everything turn out right for Evan or will this lie go on forever. I love this book and the word placement is amazing, but this book does handle some deep issues. I hope you all love it as much as I do!
        • NOM NOM NOMWednesday, April 24, 2019 at 11:57 am
          This book is good for the people who feel like a misfit and don´t feel like the fit in, and even if you fit in it is still a really good book. And also LISTEN TO THE MUSICAL!!!!!!
          • perry4ever
            perry4everTuesday, April 2, 2019 at 1:57 pm55 stars
            Love it so much just like the musical!
            • YouwishSaturday, November 10, 2018 at 3:29 am
              It's just there's this Miguel guy which I believed Connor's only hope to live.
              • bellawella
                bellawellaThursday, October 11, 2018 at 1:26 pm55 stars
                I listened to the Musical Soundtrack and it's pretty good !